it’s always a good day when i shine the spotlight on successful female entrepreneurs. success comes in many forms and strikes at any age, and it’s so important to connect you, the reader, to brilliant style-mavens that i’ve had the opportunity to meet. many of you know i’ve been on a fitness journey since 2018 with FASTer Way to Fat Loss. this one program changed the way i viewed my diet and set me on a health and wellness path that i’m passionate about. as we age, it’s essential to keep our bodies and minds fit, active, and healthy. because the two go hand in hand. over the course of two years, i have gleaned so much information from the FASTer Way to Fat Loss community like tracking macros and intermittent fasting. and i’ve had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Amanda Tress the powerhouse behind FASTer Way to Fat Loss. last December i flew down to Florida to participate on a panel at their annual conference. it was truly inspiring to see first hand the amazing community Amanda is building.
in January, i signed up for another round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss to experience all the incredible upgrades to this program. it’s important to stay abreast of what’s new and improved. like a FASTer Way to Fat Loss app where daily workouts and meal plans are readily accessible. it’s never been easier to track your progress and discover new healthy recipes for each meal! there’s even a low impact workout offered that’s perfect for my less than perfect knees.
trust me when i say Amanda is one of the hardest working entrepreneurs i’ve met. her energy is boundless. and she’s on a mission to help women (and men too) of all ages and sizes. are you ready to meet Amanda? i thought so.
As the founder and CEO of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, Amanda Tress is passionate about empowering others to get well, prevent disease, and live with the energy they need to fulfill their purpose. Her mission is to make a positive impact in the world, one client at a time.
Amanda, are you over or under the age of 40?
Under. I turned 33 this year.
Everyone has to start somewhere. What was your first job?
I started a painting and mulching company in high school with my then-friend-now-husband Brandon. I guess you could say we’ve always been entrepreneurially inclined! I also worked at a gym in the childcare area, starting at age 15! My mom would have to drive me to work.
What do you think of first impressions?
First impressions are vital! Whether it is confidence in yourself or your business, making a good first impression can set you up for incredible success. When you live life with integrity and truly believe in what you are putting forward, your purpose will enhance that boldness and you’ll carry yourself with pride and conviction. The way you look and feel will also make a big impact on your confidence, so a healthy lifestyle is key to living a life full of purpose, where your first impression will always shine!
Does your FASTer Way to Fat Loss have a compelling backstory?
I’ve been training clients for 15 years, and for the first ten, I was giving them all the standard advice I learned as a trainer: eat less, do lots of cardio, eat six small meals every day, etc. My clients and I were frustrated with the stalled progress they were experiencing because they were working hard and doing all the “right” things—but they weren’t reaching their goals.
It wasn’t until I began researching some “cutting edge” strategies that we began busting through those plateaus and seeing huge progress! At the time, no one was talking about intermittent fasting or carb cycling, so I’m forever grateful to those clients for trusting me enough to try out the strategies that are now the foundation of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. We have now served more than 135,000 clients across the world in just four years.
What advice would you give your 20something self if you could?
Trust … there’s no need to worry about the future. God is in control. Find joy in the process and focus on doing the right things at the right time for the right reasons.
Do you have a motto?
Progress over perfection.
What are the three health and wellness tips you love to share?
Just start. It doesn’t matter where you are, all progress is good!
Strive for balance. Get off the all-or-nothing train and start making a little progress every day.
Exercise less and eat more. Stop running your body down—instead, give it what it needs, and it will respond!
Ocean, lake, or pool?
Ocean! I moved to Florida to be by the beach all year.
Can you tell me three essential exercises you suggest for all clients, and why?
Squats. Leg strength is essential to quality of life, especially as we age.
Lunges. We really get the most bang for our buck when we work the lower body.
Arm Circles. My clients know I love arm circles to warm up and strengthen the shoulders and prevent injury long term.
What three words describe your current life?
Amanda also has a podcast series Accelerate Your Success you won’t want to miss. guess who was on her show?
Amanda, thank you so much for taking the time from your busy schedule to pay a visit. keep up the good work!